Going To Queensland

Air

All international flights into Queensland pass through Brisbane or Cairns. The main domestic routes in and out of Queensland are:

Interstate

• Brisbane to Sydney: 1 hour 25 minutes
• Brisbane to Darwin: 3 hours 45 minutes
• Brisbane to Cairns: 2 hours 25 minutes
• Brisbane to Townsville: 1 hr. 40 minutes
• Sunshine Coast to Sydney: 1 hour 35 minutes
• Sunshine Coast to Melbourne: 2 hours 15 minutes
• Gold Coast to Sydney: 1 hour 20 minutes
• Gold Coast to Melbourne: 2 hours 5 minutes
• Whitsunday Islands (Proserpine) to Sydney: 4 hours 40 minutes via Brisbane
• Whitsunday Islands (Hamilton Island) to Sydney: 2 hours 30 minutes
• Cairns to Sydney: 3 hours 10 minutes
• Cairns to Melbourne: 3 hours 15 minutes

Rail

Brisbane is linked to Sydney by a daily XPT service. Queensland Rail operates rail services from Brisbane to major regional centres throughout Queensland.
• Brisbane - Sydney: 16 hours 5 minutes
• Brisbane - Charleville: 16 hours 45 minutes
• Brisbane - Rockhampton: 11 hours 30 minutes
• Rockhampton - Townsville: 11 hours 55 minutes
• Rockhampton - Longreach: 13 hours 40 minutes
• Townsville - Cairns: 6 hours 55 minutes
• Townsville - Mt. Isa: 20 hours 55 minutes (via The Inlander)
• Normanton - Croydon: 5 hours (via The Gulflander)
• Cairns - Kuranda: 1 hour 45 minutes (via Kuranda Scenic Railway)
• Cairns - Forsayth: 11 hours 15 minutes (via The Savannahlander)

Road (coach)

Numerous operators provide coach services between the major cities and regional centres of Queensland.

Road (private motor vehicle)

Queensland's towns are linked to each other, and to towns and cities in other states by a network of well signposted, well maintained sealed highways and major roads which allow for easy travel between localities.

In Queensland, the speed limit on the open road is generally 110 kilometres per hour. In Queensland, a driver’s licence from your home country or another Australian state will usually suffice for up to three months, as long as it has photo identification and it’s for the same class of vehicle you intend to drive. If you’re staying more than three months, you’ll need to get a WA drivers licence.

Road travel distances

• Brisbane to Sydney: 980km
• Brisbane to Rockhampton: 637km
• Brisbane to Townsville: 1,369km
• Brisbane to Cairns: 1,715km
• Brisbane to Toowoomba: 128km
• Brisbane to Charleville: 746km
• Brisbane to Mt. Isa: 1,813km
• Townsville to Mt. Isa: 850km
• Rockhampton to Longreach: 680km
• Charleville to Longreach: 500km

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